Volcanoes and Aviation: Part 2/2

Since 1900s volcanic ash have disturbed air travel and posed a threat to aviation. Many existing techniques that were used by volcanologists, to study volcanoes and their characteristics, were developed to support the aviation industry. I intend to discuss some of these methods in this post. Seismic Monitoring The term ‘seismic’ refers to earthquakes, seismic […]

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Volcanoes and Aviation: Part 1/2

Volcanoes and Volcanic Activity Volcano is a natural phenomenon and it is caused by converging and diverging tectonic plates of the Earth’s crust. In the last couple of decades, volcanic activity has increased exponentially. There are many interesting theories as to why volcanic activity is increasing. One of the theories is self-evident and that is […]

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Engineer vs Mechanic

Many people wonder why a mechanical engineer can’t fix his own car? Or a civil engineer building his own house (physically)? There are valid reasons behind this conundrum. Mainly, it’s because of the nature of specialization. A car mechanic and an automotive engineer may sound the same to a layman, however they both work in […]

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Aero-nautics vs Astro-nautics

Technology is advancing so rapidly that mechanical and electronical branches have several specializations. At present, even those specializations are further categorized into smaller categories. One such example is of Cranfield University, UK. They are offering a degree called ‘MSc Computational Fluid Dynamics’. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a skill or a method that was common […]

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